lot 05

Arnold & Son

Hornet ‘James Cook Death in Hawaii’

This watch was featured at the "October Time" auction

Starting bid CHF 14 000
Reserve not met, max bid CHF 20 000
Buy now price CHF 26 000
Total bids 13
Remote warehouse
Daniel Isaak
Watch Expert / Watchmaker
CHF 23 000 / CHF 26 000


CaseRound case in 18k rose gold, polished, fixed bezel in 18k rose gold, polished, solid-gold caseback fixed by 6 screws, with metallized sapphire depicting “Worldtimer Mean Solar Time” globe emblem, winding crown at 3 o’clock, worldtimer setting crown at 9 o’clock, worldtimer pushpieces at 2 and 10 o’clock
StrapDark brown alligator strap, pin buckle in 18k rose gold, with Arnold & Son logo in relief
DialPrinted and painted dial, applied Arnold & Son logo plate, gold-toned peripheral 12-hour and 60-minute track, peripheral turning ring with 24-hour markers and names of the time zone cities, big date at 5 o’clock, 24-hour time zone by triangle-tipped hand with white luminous coating, the second 24-hour time zone by sun-tipped hand with red luminous coating can be set to show time zones in half-and quarter-hours or to display the mean solar time of any location
MovementSelf-winding mechanical movement, rhodium coated with perlage and côtes de Genève, functions: hours and minutes, 24-hour double time zone or mean time zone and mean solar time
Case No.17/25
D=47 mm
YearCirca 2010

Condition report

Case:Very good condition, slightly patinated
Strap:Mint condition
Dial:Mint condition
Movement:Mint condition, all functions working properly
Amplitude (Dial on top/Lift angle 52):280